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Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area

Religious Traditions, 2010

42,006 677 49,656 8,140 348,625 20,050 447,826
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Orthodox Catholic Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Reports


Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents % Change
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal -1 +2,035 +40.9%
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist +12 +1,592 +33.6%
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +2 +1,183 +3,197.3%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints -1 +903 +37.8%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal +1 +454 +17.3%
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist +5 +334 +21.0%
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +1 +225 +37.1%
Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Catholicosate of Cilicia) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +76 +8.2%
Bahá'í Other Other Groups +0 +7 +3.2%
Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 +0 +0.0%
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -1 -0.1%
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +1 -19 -21.1%
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +3 -34 -30.1%
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +2 -39 -4.1%
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -41 -11.2%
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 -56 -33.5%
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -59 -3.6%
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -1 -81 -73.6%
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 -88 -21.1%
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 -168 -28.6%
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +1 -200 -14.0%
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness +0 -254 -28.4%
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran +0 -320 -31.4%
Evangelical Covenant Church, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist +0 -700 -51.3%
Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in Americas Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -768 -67.5%
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, The Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +1 -811 -35.5%
Foursquare Gospel, International Church of the Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +2 -919 -49.1%
Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin) Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -1,100 -52.4%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran -2 -1,326 -15.0%
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist -4 -1,328 -13.5%
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism -2 -1,499 -12.7%
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant Baptist -4 -1,837 -22.7%
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism -20 -2,069 -0.6%
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) +0 -2,253 -44.8%
Muslim Estimate Other Other Groups -1 -5,057 -89.1%
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed -9 -5,838 -26.0%
African Methodist Episcopal Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist --- --- ---
Alliance of Baptists Mainline Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Anglican Church in North America Evangelical Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism --- --- ---
Apostolic Lutheran Church of America Evangelical Protestant Lutheran --- --- ---
Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Bible Fellowship Church Evangelical Protestant Holiness --- --- ---
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal +0 --- ---
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science --- --- ---
Church of God in Christ Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
Conservative Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Friends General Conference and Friends United Meeting, dually aligned meetings* Mainline Protestant European Free-Church --- --- ---
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist +0 --- ---
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed +0 --- ---
Jehovah's Witnesses Other Adventist --- --- ---
Korean Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Other Spiritualist --- --- ---
Non-denominational Evangelical Protestant
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Orthodox Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed --- --- ---
Polish National Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism --- --- ---
Reconstructionist Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reform Judaism Other Judaism --- --- ---
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- --- ---
Sikh Other Other Groups +0 --- ---
Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations Other Judaism --- --- ---
United Holy Church of America, Inc. Black Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
United Pentecostal Church International Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Unity Churches, Association of Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal --- --- ---
Zoroastrian Other Other Groups --- --- ---
Totals: -14 -20,056 -4%

The population of the Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 916,980 in 2010; in 2000 it was 860,054. The total population changed 6.6%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (469,154) included 51.2% of the total population in 2010.

The population of the Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area was 860,054 in 2000; in 1990 it was 812,230. The total population changed 5.9%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (484,923) included 56.4% of the total population in 2000.

Worcester, MA-CT, Metropolitan Statistical Area includes the following 2 counties: Windham County, Connecticut, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.